Policy & Law

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
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Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

Feeding the Virgins
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The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion
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In Mexico, officials consider a tax on divers to help fight invasive lionfish.

A Data Plan for Fish
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OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
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Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Putting the Local in Marine Conservation
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A new proposal for a code of conduct considers marine protection and the needs of people.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
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Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
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The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
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A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
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The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
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Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
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Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

Svalbard’s Snow Crabs: a Pincered Proxy for Arctic Oil
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There were the cod wars and then the turbot wars—are the crab wars now upon us?

The Lingering Legacy of the Nathan E. Stewart
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It’s been six months since the tug ran aground on the British Columbia coast, but local First Nations are still living with the repercussions.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada Was Ignoring Its Own Habitat Protection Guidelines
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In 2012, the federal government relaxed rules limiting the degradation of fishing habitat, claiming the requirements were overly burdensome. But...

Biology Versus Bones: the Case of the Cape Flattery Fur Seal
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The fishing rights of Olympic Peninsula tribes hinge on solving the identity of Cape Flattery’s fur seals. 

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
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No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

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